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Re: terminating psychiatrist ** Lawsuit?**

Posted by starlight on April 15, 2004, at 12:43:36

In reply to Re: terminating psychiatrist ** Lawsuit?**, posted by shadows721 on April 13, 2004, at 18:44:57

I've thought about going in and blasting him, but it's likely that I won't, expressly for that reason - that I would be fulfilling his diagnosis.

There are a few recourse avenues that I have, and one of them is the possibility that his notes could be taken out of my record, since he's basically committed a breach of ethics. We'll see. Evidently, he has to tell me what his "diagnosis" is and he never did that.

And it's pretty clear from his descriptions of me that he must not think very highly of me, not that he has to, but I think if someone doesn't like you and is treating you, then they should encourage you to move on.

He may also have thought I was a manipulator because I refused to take the medications that he suggested - depakote and lithium were the things he wanted to put me on, but due to weight gain and the terrible way that depakote made me feel, I spoke to some other people about medications and did research on Trileptal and Lamictal. I went to him with my research and asked if we could try these drugs instead. So we had an "FDA" approval discussion and I argued that there was plenty of research that demonstrated it's effectiveness in similar circumstances, that the lack of side effects made them much more attractice, and that FDA approval didn't really mean much to me. I thought those were completely reasonable arguments, but maybe he felt threatened.

So that may have had something to do with it.




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